Life can be cruel in ways you can never imagine. It doesn’t matter what your intentions are, the humdrum affair catches up to you, and makes you do things you never thought you would otherwise.
I know a lot of people (including yours truly) whose plans, life has foiled singlehandedly. In fact, you and I are going to learn about another one.
According to Deccan Chronicle, a 25-year-old Andhra woman, identified as Muthem Babitha was trying to smuggle 100 kg of Marijuana of Rs 15 Lakhs to fund her dream and take coaching for DSC entrance.
But her dreams were thwarted by Secunderabad Railway Police who caught her on her first consignment. She was arrested along with her cousin, Muthem Sunil Kumar and one, Bidyasagar Singh who took advantage of her ill-fate and lured her into the racket in the first place.
A case has been registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act against the three accused.
Reports suggest that Babitha from Vizag had completed her post graduation, as well as her BEd. She wanted to become a government teacher, but her poverty did not allow her to go for coaching. In fact, Babitha’s husband had even deserted her.
The Hindu reported that the three were offered 5,000 each to transport the ganja, packed in suitcases in 15-20kg packets, from Vishakapatnam to Sholapur in Maharashtra. DSP S. Rajendra Prasad said the smugglers would take pictures of them and send to their agents in Sholapur through mobile phones. He added,
“The latter would identify them at the railway station using the photos, collect ganja, pay the promised sum along with return ticket and leave.”
Apparently, before packing them in luggage trolleys they covered the ganja packs with naphthalene balls, camphor and incense to mask the smell of ganja.
It is her qualification that makes her plight a pitiable one but nothing changes the fact that she committed a felony. One has to work hard to get what they want. Sadly, she chose to cheat her way to the top. Never works.